Apr30

Apostolic Church Planting

  J. D. Payne has a new book coming out in the near future. I am looking forward to getting my copy as soon as possible. As he shared the premise in his Post this morning on “Missiologically Thinking” my heart was greatly stirred. I believe the gift of the Apostle to the church was for the […]

 

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Mar26

Like helping our parents:

Recently I have been Working with some of our aging churches concerning their needs. Age has taken toll of their health and resources. They still have productive presence in their communities, but need assistance with ministry and sometimes resources to keep going. It reminded me of Jesus talking to the religious leaders about not taking care of […]

 

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Video created by Phillip Shuford, DOM of Tri-County Baptist Association

 

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No one is able to completely prepare for the potential damage and loss of life left in the wake of a storm like Typhoon Haiyan that stripped the Philippines. Who is adequate to respond to such devastation, destruction, danger, disease and death? Still, there are those men and women whom God has gifted and created with the […]

 

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Aug28

Acts 1:8 Missional Strategy

I was recently asked the question, “What is an Acts 1:8 Missional Strategy?” I had fallen into the habit of using that phrase so often that I soon unconsciously assumed everyone knew to what I was referring. This question reminded me of how specific we need to be when using words or concepts. Not everyone knows what […]

 

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Aug22

Partnering through the MMO

Were you aware that your partnership with MBC through giving to MMO (Missouri Mission Offering) greatly enhances the ability of MBC Partnership Missions to assist MBC churches fulfilling the Great Commission through one of our current partnerships?

 

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Yep, that’s me. I owned them, the original bell-bottomed jeans, with contrasting pockets and frayed hems.  I not only owned them, but wore them with pride. Leisure suits, thick heeled shoes (I prefer to think of them as “thick” rather than “high-heels”), long curly hair, wide sideburns and yes…the mustache…..the “70’s fad”. I could list the nuances […]

 

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Aug19

Awaken Sent – the Meaning

Some may wonder about the full meaning of the heading on this Blog. Awaken Sent – Partnership Missions is something that has burned upon my heart for several years. There is actually a two-fold meaning in my choosing this slogan. The first deals with the fact that every morning when I awake, I am already sent by […]

 

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The conversation has occurred several times over my tenure as Partnership Missions Strategist for the Missouri Baptist Convention. In these moments, I find myself an astute listener, searching for the depth of meaning behind what is being said. Though the wording comes in various forms, the bottom-line is: “We are trimming what we give through the C.P. […]

 

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